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Bigger Burger - Discussion Questions

1. Can you give an example of over- or under-exaggerating being detrimental.

2. Wanting to communicate the wickedness of sin is right and Biblical, but should we overstate the truth about man’s depravity?  Why or why not?

3. The word “moral” has to do with making choices between right and wrong.  If one can’t make creatively-free choices, is one a moral being?

4. How does the doctrine of “Total Depravity/Inability” exaggerate the definition of sin?

5. Some views hold that man has no free will.  If this is so, is man a moral being?

6. Some views hold that man lost free will through Adam’s choices.  Does the Bible ever state that man’s free will was lost at the Fall of man?

7. Consider that God tells Cain to master sin and rule over it.  Would this be intellectually consistent of God, if man had lost free will at the Fall of Adam? (Gen. 4:7)

8. How is free will ability different from animal instinct?  Why do we call people “guilty”, but not animals guilty?

9. The sinner “has become” committed to moral depravity, as opposed to unconditionally having always been in a sinful state.  Consider:  Gen. 8:21, Isaiah 53:6, Rom. 1:18-19, 21, Rom. 3:12 "turned aside" "become useless", James 1:14-15 

10. How is natural inability different from moral unwillingness?

11. The last time you made a moral choice, could you have chosen differently?